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leaf springs gone bad?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by esimmons, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    esimmons

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    hey how can i tell if my rear leaf springs have gone bad/sagging?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    especk

    especk Nothin' Special

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    The rear would be sagging :). With a load, it would sag a whole bunch. And the ride would feel sloppy and not firm. There usually isnt an exact point when they go bad (unless they break) - its more of a continuous wearing out.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    steve o 77

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    negative arch w/out a load in the bed = bad springs.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    esimmons

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    Well they r at the point of pretty much strait across is that bad ? Or normal?
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    seems pretty normal for the weak taco springs. do some research on the "rear spring TSB."
     
  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    747 function > form

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    if they do this when you brake [EDIT: or accelerate]...

    Axle_Wrap.jpg
     
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